Product Managers and Product Owners are at the epicenter of enterprise transformations, and their performance and knowledge of SAFe makes all the difference when it comes to delivering on the promise of value that is achievable through adopting SAFe.
Boulder, Colorado (PRWEB) May 17, 2016
Scaled Agile, Inc. (SAI), provider of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®), today announced the release of a new course, SAFe 4.0 Product Manager / Product Owner with PMPO Certification. The two-day course has been fully updated to leverage the latest benefits of SAFe 4.0, and provides an in-depth understanding of how the Product Manager (PM) and Product Owner (PO) roles operate in a SAFe enterprise to support product development flow and drive the continuous delivery of value to the customer.
In this course, the PM/PO will learn how to apply an economic view when prioritizing their backlogs and executing Program Increments (PIs). They will be provided with guidance on how to leverage the specific roles, relationships, decentralized decision-making aspects, and techniques that are vital in delivering the best possible results for the enterprise. After this course, PMs and POs will be able to:
- Connect the core Lean-Agile principles and values to their individual contributions
- Identify and embrace PM/PO responsibilities within a SAFe implementation
- Contribute to portfolio content
- Integrate Solution delivery in complex environments
- Drive customer value as a Product Manager
• Increase value delivery at the Team level as a Product Owner
- Engage with stakeholders
- Build and grow Communities of Practice to further knowledge of their own disciplines
“The demand for training, certification, and support of SAFe has increased dramatically as adoption of the Framework accelerates around the world,” said Jennifer Fawcett, SAFe Fellow and Product Owner for the SAFe 4.0 PM/PO course. “PMs and POs are at the epicenter of these enterprise transformations, and their performance and knowledge of SAFe makes all the difference when it comes to delivering on the promise of value that is achievable through adopting SAFe.”’
"We are very excited to be offering this fully updated SAFe 4.0 PM/PO certification,” said Carol McEwan, Scaled Agile’s VP of Community. “It is the only SAFe credential for PMs/POs, and will greatly enhance their employment opportunities as SAFe organizations are increasingly recognizing the benefit of hiring accredited SAFe professionals.”
Individuals who would benefit from this course include: Product Managers, Product Line Managers, Product Owners, Business Owners, and Business Analysts. Others include Solution Managers, Portfolio Managers, Program Managers, Architects, PMO personnel, and Process Leads.
Scaled Agile provides a full set of training events and certifications to enable those who implement, consult, or train others in SAFe. They include:
- SAFe Program Consultant (SPC4) Certification
- SAFe Agilist (SA) Certification
- SAFe Practitioner (SP) Certification
- SAFe 4.0 Advanced Scrum Master (SASM) Certification
- SAFe 4.0 Product Manager/Product Owner (PMPO) Certification
- SAFe 4.0 Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT4) Certification
Public classes and registration information can be found at scaledagile.com/calendar.
About Scaled Agile, Inc. (SAI):
Based in Boulder, Colorado, Scaled Agile’s mission is to help system and software-dependent enterprises achieve better outcomes, increase employee engagement, and improve business economics through adoption of Lean-Agile principles and practices based on the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®). SAI supports tens of thousands of practitioners of the Framework through training, certification, consulting services, and a global partner network that reaches over 35 countries and 350 cities. As a contributing member of the Pledge 1% corporate philanthropy movement, SAI also seeks to inspire, facilitate, and encourage other companies to make a positive impact in their community.
Regina Cleveland, Director of Communications